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BREAKING: Secretary of State #Blinken Is Sitting on Staff Recommendations to Sanction Israeli Military Units Linked to Killings or Rapes

A special State Department panel told Blinken that the U.S. should restrict arms sales to #Israeli military units that have been credibly accused of human rights abuses. He has not taken any action.

#Israel #Gaza #News #Palestine


ProPublica, to Tennessee
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Is Ramping Up Penalties for Threats.
Research Shows That’s Not the Best Way to Keep Safe.

Zero-tolerance measures can counteract what some experts consider a crucial tool for protecting and the larger community.


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The #EPA Has Done Nearly Everything It Can to Clean Up This Town. It Hasn’t Worked.

Despite years of air monitoring, inspections and millions in penalties for petrochemical plants, the air in Calvert City, #Kentucky, remains polluted.

The EPA’s inability to fix it is an indictment of the laws governing clean air, experts say.

#Pollution #Environment #Climate #CleanAir #CleanWater #Cancer #News #Science #Law


ProPublica, to Indiana
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A man serving 55 years has filed a motion to overturn his conviction, arguing that the state prosecuted him for giving a to a drive-by shooter even though another man had already pleaded guilty to giving the same gun to the shooter.


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This is just the latest in our years of reporting on the criminal justice system in Elkhart, Indiana. Catch up on everything here:

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The Elkhart case is another in a line of instances across the US in which prosecutors have been accused of presenting contradictory accounts in court, depending on the defendant they’re trying.

At least 29 men have been sentenced to death in the US since the 1970s in cases where prosecutors were accused of presenting opposing versions of the truth, according to a search of legal cases.


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Read more of Abrahm Lustgarten's reporting on climate migration here:

ProPublica, to Idaho
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After Decades of Imprisoning , Approves Secure Mental Health Facility

The Idaho Legislature has approved funding for a 26-bed facility after ProPublica found that state lawmakers and officials ignored repeated warnings about the practice of locking up mentally ill patients who hadn’t been convicted of a .


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A ProPublica article in December found that Idaho lawmakers and state officials were told at least 14 times since 1954 that the state needed a secure mental health unit, separate from a prison, and at least eight times since 1974 that locking away patients without a conviction could violate their civil rights and invite a lawsuit.

The patients haven’t been convicted or, in many cases, even charged with a crime.


ProPublica, to China
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Chinese Organized Crime’s Latest U.S. Target: Gift Cards

Chinese crime rings already dominate the illegal marijuana trade in the U.S. and launder cocaine and heroin profits.

Now a federal task force is investigating their role in a burgeoning form of gift card fraud.


ProPublica, to Health
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After CPAP , Philips Must Institute New Safeguards in Agreement With

The settlement comes nearly 3 years after the company acknowledged that an industrial foam fitted inside its machines could degrade and release toxic substances into ' masks.


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Read all our reporting on the massive recall of Philips breathing machines:


ProPublica, to conservative
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This Influential #Conservative Group Is Making it Harder for #Idaho Districts to Fix Their Schools

The Idaho Freedom Foundation has gone beyond the #education culture wars by targeting local bond and levy #elections, which districts rely on heavily to build and repair #schools.

#Students #News #voting


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Read all of our reporting, with the Idaho Statesman, on Idaho's crumbing schools:

ProPublica, to Utah
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New Law Prioritizes Child Safety in Custody Courts

The legislation, which limits the use of reunification therapies and increases scrutiny of expert witnesses, follows ProPublica’s reporting on courts’ handling of custody cases involving allegations of violence.


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Read our previous coverage on how "Parental Alienation" has been leveraged in family courts:

ProPublica, to Ethics
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Trump’s Lawyers Didn’t Disclose Proposal to Put Up Full $464 Million Bond

An appeals court reduced Trump’s bond by more than 60% after his attorneys claimed it was a “practical impossibility” to pay the full amount.

Their failure to disclose a proposal from a billionaire financier may have violated rules.


ProPublica, to DadBin
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What to Know About the Roiling Debate Over U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates

A new study challenged the accuracy of public health data on deaths related to #pregnancy and #childbirth — and the narrative of high and rising U.S. maternal mortality rates. An unusual public dispute has ensued.

#Parents #Health #HealthCare #Safety #Research #Science #News


ProPublica, to Florida
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As Loom, Congressional Maps Challenged as Discriminatory Will Remain in Place

With control of the House of Representatives hanging in the balance, the time-consuming appeals process means elections in multiple districts will take place using maps that have been challenged as discriminatory to of color.


ProPublica, to random
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ProPublica is looking for 5 newsrooms to join our Local Reporting Network!

These newsrooms will be part of our new 50 State Initiative, a commitment to supporting journalism throughout the US by 2029.

Open to all newsrooms.

Deadline to apply: May 1

Details here:


ProPublica, to Law
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Federal Judge Rules That ProPublica’s Lawsuit Over #Military Court Access Should Move Forward

The U.S. government lost its bid to dismiss part of the #lawsuit, which would force the military to comply with a #law meant to make the military justice system more transparent.

#ArmedForces #Navy #Courts #News #Transparency


ProPublica, to nyc
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New York’s System Is Broken. Will Lawmakers Pay for a Modest Fix?

As legislators negotiate a budget worth hundreds of billions of dollars, advocates wonder whether Albany will approve $5 million for reforms to the state’s troubled guardianship system.


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Read all of our reporting on how New York's guardianship program has repeatedly failed the state's most vulnerable:

ProPublica, to DadBin
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What You Should Know About “Toddler Milk” and How It’s Marketed to #Parents

These #drinks, targeted to young kids, may promise unproven benefits like “improved brain development” or “improved immune function.”

Yet the U.S. government has repeatedly fought against #advertising restrictions on these products around the globe.

#Children #Babies #Toddlers #Nutrition #News


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And read our full investigation into the US government's history of intervening on behalf of formula makers:


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